Mobile games developer Kwalee is donating all profits made from Teacher Simulator towards helping the UK’s most vulnerable children this week.
As all schools within the country switch to remote online learning as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic lockdown, Kwalee is donating all profits made by the game this week to the Marcus Rashford-backed charity FareShare, which aims to combat food poverty in the UK.
“Teacher Simulator was partly inspired by our own experiences at school, from the mundane to the bizarre,” said Simon Platt from Kwalee. “These were largely fond memories for us, fortunately, but no child should have to worry about where their next meal is coming from when they should be learning and playing, whether in or out of the classroom.”
“We’re huge admirers of Marcus Rashford’s campaigning and strongly believe in the work done by FareShare,” added David Darling, also of Kwalee. “Now more than ever, as the country enters another testing lockdown, no child should have to go hungry. With Teacher Simulator having been such a success for its cheerful depiction of school life, we want to do our bit to support those for whom that is not necessarily the reality – especially with the added strain of remote schooling on kids and families.”
FareShare is backed by ambassador Marcus Rashford, an English footballer currently playing for Manchester United. Recently, he has campaigned on the issues of homelessness and child poverty within the United Kingdom, and was recognised for these efforts last year by receiving the Member of the Order of the British Empire.
Teacher Simulator is a popular game on mobile game storefronts, and so considering that and the subjects it deals with, this seems like the best opportunity of the game to contribute to the cause.